FIFA WC 2022 Semi Finals To Be Played On December 13 and 14 appeared f"> FIFA WC 2022 Semi Finals To Be Played On December 13 and 14 appeared f" /> FIFA WC 2022 Semi Finals To Be Played On December 13 and 14 appeared f">
Sunday December 11, 2022

FIFA WC 2022 Semi Finals To Be Played On December 13 and 14

Doha: It’s hard to believe we’re just days away from knowing the teams in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final. The semifinals are the next stage on tap early next week.

As per FIFA World Cup tradition, the two semifinals will take place on different days with one semifinal on Tuesday, December 13 and the other on Wednesday, December 14.

It does mean that one of the World Cup finalists will get an extra day of rest ahead of the final on Sunday, December 18.

The teams that come up short in the semis will have one final chance to end the tournament on a positive note in the third-place match happening on the eve of the final.

First Semi Final


Argentina vs Croatia

Date: Tuesday, December 13
Time: 2 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. GMT / 10 p.m. local in Qatar
Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium (Lusail, Qatar)


Croatia shocked the world by downing Brazil on penalty kicks in the quarterfinals and next they will face Argentina in the first World Cup semifinal on Tuesday.

Argentina will likely be the favorite against Croatia, but the match will be competitive. The European side knows how to keep things tight as their five matches thus far in Qatar have shown.

Croatia beat Argentina 3-0 in the group stage of the last World Cup and the teams’ all-time record is even with two wins each and a draw. They split their only two World Cup meetings, with Argentina claiming a narrow 1-0 win in 1998.

Second Semi Final

France vs Morocco
Date: Wednesday, December 14
Time: 2 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. GMT / 10 p.m. local in Qatar
Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium (Al Khor, Qatar)


Defending World Cup champions France are back in the semifinals and they will be the favorites against Morocco, with the Atlas Lions becoming the first African team to reach the semifinals.

Morocco was the longest shot of any of the eight teams that advanced to the quarterfinals, but they have not been a fluke. They’ve done it with expert defending and inspired play by their attacking front three.

Buoyed by a partisan crowd with many making the trek from Morocco to Qatar, the Moroccans have what it takes to give major problems to France and the presence of their numerous fans could be a difference maker.

Morocco have only won one match against France in 11 played all time and that came way back in 1963. Their last meeting came in 2007 (a 2-2 friendly draw).

How the semifinals work
Just like the previous knockout rounds, the semifinals will be single elimination and there must be a winner after each match.

So if there’s a draw after 90 minutes of regulation, the teams will get 30 minutes of extra time to decide a winner. The extra-time session is not sudden death. (In other words, it’s not a next-goal-win situation or ‘golden goal’.)

How penalty shootout works
If the teams are still deadlocked after extra time, the match will proceed to a penalty shootout where each team takes turns trying to score from the penalty spot. The team with the most successful conversions after five attempts is declared the winner. If teams are still level after five kicks, they will tack on an extra round until the deadlock is broken.

The post FIFA WC 2022 Semi Finals To Be Played On December 13 and 14 appeared first on Abb Takk News.

← Back>